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Brian Matusz suspended eight games for substance on arm

For the second time in less than a week, a Major League Baseball pitcher has been handed an eight-game suspension for using a “foreign substance” while pitching. BAL pitcher Brian Matusz has received an 8-game suspension for having a foreign substance on his arm during Saturday night's game at Miami. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) May 25, 2015   Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: AL East Weekly Wrap-Up

Mike Wright had a great week for the Baltimore Orioles I think that through the first few series of all these AL East teams being outside of the division, we can clearly see that the AL East might end up being the worst division at seasons end. All teams in this division outside of the Tampa Bay Rays don’t pitch very well, all teams can hit outside of Tampa, and 3/5 times have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Mike Wright turns in another impressive start for Orioles

What can you really say about a rookie pitcher who turns in his second consecutive scoreless start, as Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Mike Wright did yesterday against the Miami Marlins. Wright, who tossed 7.1 scoreless innings last Sunday to beat the Los Angeles Angels and record his first Major League victory, followed that performance up with 7.0 innings of shutout, three-hit...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Left-hander McFarland optioned to Triple-A by Orioles

MIAMI (AP) Left-hander T.J. McFarland has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk by the Baltimore Orioles, and they selected the contract of right-hander Chaz Roe from Norfolk. The move was made before Sunday's game in Miami to reinforce the bullpen following a 13-inning loss Saturday to the Marlins. McFarland pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and took the loss. The Orioles await a decision...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Matusz ejected for foreign substance on arm -- second pitcher tossed in 3 days

Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz became the second major-league pitcher in three days to be ejected from a game for having a foreign substance on his arm when he was tossed from Saturday's game against the Marlins in Miami. With two outs in the 12th inning of a 0-0 game, Marlins manager Dan Jennings approached plate umpire Jordan Baker, who then went to the mound with crew...
Via Fox Sports
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Brian Matusz ejected for having foreign substance on arm

For the second time in three days, an MLB pitcher was ejected for having a foreign substance on his arm. On Saturday, the lucky (or unlucky, I guess) recipient of an ejection was Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz, following in the footsteps of Brewers reliever Will Smith, ejected on Thursday from the Brewers-Braves game. Matusz retired two batters in the 12th inning of...
Via The Outside Corner
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Doing the Little Things Helping the Orioles Win

The Baltimore Orioles have won two games in a row and inched their way back to one game below .500. The last two victories, however, have not come easy. On Thursday, the Orioles took a 5-4 win from the Seattle Mariners with an eighth inning run. Last night’s 8-5 win over the Miami Marlins was more difficult than the final score would indicate, as the Orioles dug their way out of...
Via Baseball Essential
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Tyler Wilson and T.J. McFarland could shore up Orioles’ Bullpen

A strength of the Baltimore Orioles the past three winning seasons has been the team’s bullpen. The Orioles have defied the Pythagorean odds and the regression models, especially in one-run and extra-inning games, thanks to an uncanny ability to hold late leads and keep runs off the scoreboard once the starter leaves the game. In the team’s playoff seasons of 2012 and 2014, the...
Via Baseball Essential
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Pearce’s Grand Slam Lifts O’s over Mariners in Rain-Delayed Affair

Baltimore Orioles’ Steve Pearce hits a grand slam home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Steve Pearce’s first career grand slam in the bottom of the first inning helped propel the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 on Thursday, despite a two hour and five minute...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Tillman 'felt good physically' in first start in nine days

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman has had a down 2015 so far. After emerging as the club's ace in 2014, he's taken a step back this season. To add on top of that, he's been sidelined with lower back spasms - today marked his first start in nine days. Here's what he told reporters following his start:“I started out pretty good. I had fastball command from the get-go.”Tillman...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Potential New J.D. Martinez

As far as health is concerned, the Orioles have had something of a middle-infield catastrophe, with injuries to J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty, and Jonathan Schoop. Injuries sometimes force teams to do creative things, and what we saw Buck Showalter do was push Steve Pearce to second base on the fly. Pearce had never played the […]
Via Fangraphs
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Nelson Cruz’s Camden Yards Return Spoiled by Paredes, Orioles

Baltimore Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes high-fives teammates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Baltimore. Baltimore won 9-4. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Despite getting down 4-1 thanks to a three-run blast by major league home run leader Nelson Cruz, the Baltimore Orioles downed...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Paredes’ Bat a Glimmer of Hope for Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles’ Jimmy Paredes follows through on a single in front of Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Baltimore. J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado scored on the hit. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The underachieving Baltimore Orioles have seen Adam Jones jump out to a career-best start. He still ranks among...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones Is Up to Something

Monday afternoon, I participated in an Orioles-centric podcast, where one of the things I was supposed to talk about was Manny Machado. I wrote about Machado a couple of weeks ago, and more specifically, I wrote about him suddenly exercising a lot more patience at the plate. From what we understand about plate-discipline statistics, they […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones, Orioles Called Out At WWE ‘Payback’ Pay-Per-View (Video)

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles laid the smackdown on the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, but they were knocked down a few pegs just hours later. Jones, an avid pro wrestling fan, took full advantage of the WWE being in Baltimore on Sunday night, as the O’s center fielder and a couple of teammates hit up WWE’s “Payback” pay-per-view event at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Jones faces off with Seth Rollins in staredown (Video)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones faced off with WWE Champion Seth Rollins in a playful staredown prior to Sunday's game against the L.A. Angels.Rollins was in attendance to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, as well as to promote Sunday evening's live WWE Payback pay-per-view event, taking place in Baltimore. Jones is a big fan and has his own WWE Championship belt that...
Via Holdout Sports
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WWE Champ Visits Baltimore Orioles

Before defending his WWE championship belt against Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton Sunday night at Payback, Seth Rollins stopped by Camden Yards to compare belts with Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones. Got @wwerollins throwing out the first pitch at the game today. Me vs. You, belt for belt tonight at #WWEPayback. I’ll see you later in the squared circle...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies acquire Nix from Orioles

The Phillies have acquired veteran infielder Jayson Nix from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash considerations Saturday morning. It is expected that Nix will report directly to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Nix, 32, was hitting .167 with 3 doubles and 8 RBIs in 25 ball games for the Norfolk Tides, Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate. According to Orioles beat writer Roch Kubatko of...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles workers who lost wages during protest will be paid

In late April, Baltimore Orioles employees lost wages for an entire week. Two games were justifiably canceled and one was played in front of an empty Camden Yards stadium, while three others were moved to Tampa Bay where the Orioles acted as the home team. The cancelations were a direct result of civil unrest in Baltimore, from those protesting the death of Freddy Gray at the...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s upcoming for the Baltimore Orioles

It’s been a very hectic few weeks for the Baltimore Orioles, from postponed games to a game played with no fans to a “home” series played against the Rays in Tampa Bay. The team hopes that things will begin to normalize in the coming weeks as they return to Baltimore and attempt to get above .500. After taking two of three games from the Rays last weekend, the Orioles struggled...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB announces significant scheduling changes for Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles and Major League Baseball are taking near-unprecedented steps to avoid danger in Baltimore. The Orioles and MLB announced schedule changes as Baltimore remains very much in turmoil with riots and protests still ongoing across the city. The unpredictable nature of the events caused the O’s to postpone games Monday and Tuesday versus the Chicago White Sox....
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles VP reacts to Baltimore protests with passionate tweets

The city of Baltimore has descended into chaos, and Baltimore Orioles executive vice president John Angelos took to Twitter recently to weigh in. Protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray flared in Baltimore over the weekend, forcing fans at Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox to remain inside Camden Yards after the game amid safety concerns. Those events prompted...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB could move Orioles’ home games to another city

MLB may decide to move the Baltimore Orioles’ scheduled home games to another city amid safety concerns in Baltimore due to rioting. Protesters demonstrating Saturday in response to the death of Freddie Gray tried to get the Orioles-Red Sox game canceled. Fans attending the game were locked in Camden Yards after the game until things...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Angelos, Orioles got it right with Freddie Gray protest

Sometimes, you have to just appreciate when a person who may not directly be affected by the plight of others actually gets it. Yesterday in Baltimore, protesters whom were marching..... The post John Angelos And The Baltimore Orioles Got It Right With The Freddie Gray Protest appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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